Posted by Karyn Foley at Thursday, November 19th, 2020 - 02:00:49 AM in Power Tools
For the peak performance of the machine, the following tips can be used as a guide. The tool should always be warmed up a little before being used. For new tools, a break over period of about 5 hours is often required before the tool can attain maximum performance. The attachments used should always be new and well sharpened. The tool should also be maintained at regular intervals to ensure good working and maximum efficiency. The accessories used on the tool should only be the ones recommended for that specific model.
Tool warranties are often an underrated asset. Having a good warranty with your tool usually means you're buying from a company that entirely trusts their product will satisfy you - this is a good feeling to carry with you on the job. Most industrial manufacturers include a one year warranty on corded power tools, batteries and chargers, and a three year warranty on cordless tools. Of course, this is only standard - some manufactures offer less and some much more. Hitachi includes a ten year warranty on most of their cordless lithium-ion line.
A power tool is an extension of your hands, like Edward Scissor Hands. If you have the right tool and a quality tool, you can create or fix just about anything. One important questions you need to ask yourself is, "What kind of user am I ?" If you are a light homeowner user, you can get away with a less expensive brand such as Black and Decker. A light homeowner user probably will not put a lot of use and abuse on the tools and power is not a big deal. Remember more power usually means more weight in the tool. Black and Decker designs their tools for the light homeowner use. They are quality built and inexpensive.
Even though the concept of the power tool has been around for a long time, it wasn't until the late 1800's when the first modern-era power tools became possible. The advent of electric motors made highly-efficient stationary and portable power tool technology a reality, and high-speed assembly lines made power tools both affordable and profitable.
Concerning the performance of the tools, take a drill as an example. You can purchase a plain drill to drill holes in wood and/or metal; read the description to make sure that it can drill into metal. Most drills do not work well when drilling ceramics, concrete, or masonry things. For that you will need an impact hammer driver-drill along with the proper bits. This tool, just like you would expect, hammers the bit onto the surface beating little pieces off until you get the right size and depth that you want; the more impacts/blows per minute (IPM/BPM) the tool generates, it will get that hole done faster, and the higher the torque, the faster your work will go too. The next step up from the impact hammer driver-drill is the impact driver; this usually has more impacts/blows per minute and more torque to get things done even faster than the impact hammer driver-drill. Similarly, a drill could be fitted with socket type bits to use to attach fasteners or drive bolts, but an impact wrench will get the job done even faster. Also, if you use the right tool for the job, the time and money saved on the job will translate into extending the life of your other tools because a drill-driver used to put a hole in some masonry is going to abuse the tool and shorten its life.